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Nightlands

Erin Amor

November 9, 2018

A series of paintings in oil and mixed media, gathering together aspects of the Tasmanian environment that explores the closure of the Holocene epoch in Tasmania’s natural history.

Nightlands describes Tasmanian landscape obscured by darkness, past and current ecologies, life beneath the earth, and unseen energy in the biosphere.  It’s about falling darkness as a metaphor to describe our last century of enduring verdure, untouched wilderness; the calm before the throes of ecological breakdown.  Scientists have openly agreed that we have reached the end of the Holocene, a geological epoch describing a prolonged climatological calm and habitability, and the commencement of the Anthropocene – a new epoch where human expansion and development have disrupted the delicate climatological balance on which so much life relies.  

Mountain Ecology I

Mountain Ecology I

oil on timber panel, 61 x 51 cm

Mountain Ecology III

Mountain Ecology III

oil on timber panel, 61 x 51 cm

Mountain Ecology II

Mountain Ecology II

oil on timber panel, 61 x 51 cm

Moonrise, Lower Derwent

Moonrise, Lower Derwent

oil on timber panel, 51 x 41 cm

Nightdance on Hartz

Nightdance on Hartz

oil on timber panel, 90 x 60 cm

Riverbed - a cambrian grave

Riverbed - a cambrian grave

oil on timber panel, 90 x 60 cm

King Billy's Cradle

King Billy's Cradle

ash, natural pigments and oil on linen, 102 x 91 cm

Last Summer Snow

Last Summer Snow

oil on linen, 107 x 110 cm

Earth & Water III

Earth & Water III

oil on timber panel, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Earth & Water IV

Earth & Water IV

oil on timber panel, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Earth & Water V

Earth & Water V

oil on timber panel, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Earth & Water VI

Earth & Water VI

oil on timber panel, 51 x 41 cm

Earth & Water VII

Earth & Water VII

oil on timber panel, 51 x 41 cm

Boulder field on kunanyi 1

Boulder field on kunanyi 1

ash, natural pigments and oil on linen, 92 x 81.5 cm

Boulder field on Kunanyi II

Boulder field on Kunanyi II

oil on timber panel, 61 x 51 cm

A Southern Tarn (Hartz)

A Southern Tarn (Hartz)

oil on timber panel, 60 x 60 cm,

Earth & Water I

Earth & Water I

oil on timber panel, 120 x 40 cm

Earth & Water II

Earth & Water II

oil on timber panel, 120 x 40 cm